Ghi Dean (whose pen name is Chris Williams) has three married children and nine grandsons. She is a retired high school teacher with many years' experience teaching French and Spanish at various levels. The most rewarding experience of her career was when she became Education Coordinator in a maximum security detention centre in Ontario. Her hobbies are writing, cartooning, painting water colours of her grandsons, sewing and knitting. She has published a cartoon book about high school teaching called 'No Smart Answers,' has written and illustrated materials for the French and Spanish classrooms and written 'Deprived of a Fighting Chance,' based on her experience at the detention centre.